50g (2oz) butter, softened
75g (3 oz) caster sugar
175g (6oz) condensed milk
4 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
350g (12oz) dark (70%) chocolate
75g (3oz) plain flour
Extra butter and caster sugar for coating the inside of the basins

  • Serves 6.
  • Equipment:  6 x 150ml aluminium pudding basins


  1. Butter the insides of the basins and coat with caster sugar.
  2. Melt the chocolate.
  3. In a food processor combine the butter, sugar and flour.
  4. Add the eggs and vanilla, process again.
  5. Then add the chocolate and process until smooth.
  6. Spoon into the pudding basins and bake for 12 – 15 minutes in the hot oven or put in a fridge until needed, but they will need a little more cooking if the mixture is cold.
  7. Run a knife carefully around the outside of the puddings and turn out onto a plate.  Serve immediately with whipped or clotted cream.